Despite what all the rumors were telling us it seems Sammy echoed the truth when they said that the S5 will be the only flagship coming from them in 2014. In addition, the usual miniature variable named the Galaxy S5 Mini would also be making an appearance.

The Mini is officially announced and available for pre-order in many markets and today news broke one of those extending to the UK. The release date in the United Kingdom is the 7th of August. We are heading to the start of the August month now so it will be had in as little as eight or nine days.

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I’m feeling a lot more optimistic about this device now that I know another one isn’t coming to steal its thunder and you should too. However, that doesn’t change that the head of design lost his job this year for coming up with the bubble-effect perforated soft-touch on the back that was met with mixed reviews at best. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I like it. Moreover, it’s good to see a design attempt to flare away from the usual plain outer shell that doesn’t usually offer any more variances other than the material it is made from.

If you do plan on buying the S5 Mini it is up for grabs for £389.95 to buy outright. We assume the plan price will drop down to be a lot less, although no phone carrier is mentioning what they plan on offering customers just yet.

If you are the type of person who likes to have a high-resolution display, high pixel density, quad-core processor, high-res camera, fast 4G mobile data support, NFC and a water-resistant phone just like you see in the Australian commercials then this is a great handset for you.

For those looking to delve deeper into the specs, the display comes with a 4.5-inch face, 720 x 1280 pixels screen resolution, Super AMOLED display, 326 ppi pixel density, water and dust resistant.

The camera is 8 megapixels on the rear and 21 on the front for the ‘seflies.’ It also has LED flash, autofocus and a 1080p HD camcorder.

The hardware comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 system chip, Quad core, 1400 MHz processor, 1536 MB RAM system memory, 16 GB internal storage space and the extra 64 GB with MicroSD, microSDHC or microSDXC storage expansion slots.